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Source Image: PR303_01_11 of Centauromachy Relief (1) of Aphrodisias: Agora Gate

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Description

Detail of relief panel depicting centauromachy from the Agora Gate.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Agora Gate 
Monument Part
Centauromachy Relief (1) 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
bc None 
Keywords
HeadCentaur  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum depot 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flesh of both of these figures is quite roughly worked with the flat chisel.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Vertical drills holes are visible in the eyes and nose of the central figure.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Running Drill
Description
The drill holes in the hair and beard show that the drill was used as a running drill, held at a shallow angle to create channels.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A channelling tool was used between the fingers of the hands at the top right.

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